Lacrosse

It was all smiles for Colton Lidstone, who was selected in the first round, 21st overall, at the 2022 NLL draft in Toronto on Sept. 10. (Submitted by Colton Lidstone)

Cowichan Thunder shine in NLL draft

Four Cowichan players picked to represent teams in the game’s top league

 

Thomas Vaesen of the Nanaimo Timbermen takes on a Victoria Shamrocks player during a BCJALL game at the Cowichan Arena in 2019. (Citizen file)

Cowichan’s Vaesen vies for Mann Cup victory

Cowichan Thunder lacrosse product Thomas Vaesen is suiting up for another Thunder…

 

Nanaimo Timbermen players Evan Messenger, left, and Nate Wade check Langley Thunder opponent Dane Dobbie during Saturday’s WLA playoff game in the Fraser Valley. (Langley Events Centre photo)

Nanaimo Timbermen drop Western Lacrosse Association final to Langley Thunder

Thunder beat T-men 11-5 to win Western Lacrosse Association finals, four games to one

 

Tyson Roe leads the charge for England at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Langley. Roe was named MVP at the 2022 European Box Lacrosse Championships this summer. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Thunder lacrosse products experience success far and wide

Players make their mark at international, senior, junior and U14 marks

  • Aug 27, 2022
Tyson Roe leads the charge for England at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Langley. Roe was named MVP at the 2022 European Box Lacrosse Championships this summer. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Rats finished second in the province and fifth in the Glen Moose Memorial Tournament in Port Coquitlam last weekend. Back row from left: Owen Venier (door), Darian Claxton, Hunter Hieta, captain Dylan Dewarle, Brayden Zunti, Lucas Jackson, Ryan Brabander, Pete Vanden Dungen, Gordon Robb, Clayton Vickers, Spencer Rooke, Steven Robertson. Front row from left: Tyson Black, Mathieu Jung, Dustin Parker, Landon Underwood, Shayne Alexander, Kevin Rothbauer. (Gina Jung photo)

Cowichan Rats place 2nd in B.C., 5th at Glen Moose Tournament

Shorthanded squad runs up against some stacked teams from across the province

The Cowichan Rats finished second in the province and fifth in the Glen Moose Memorial Tournament in Port Coquitlam last weekend. Back row from left: Owen Venier (door), Darian Claxton, Hunter Hieta, captain Dylan Dewarle, Brayden Zunti, Lucas Jackson, Ryan Brabander, Pete Vanden Dungen, Gordon Robb, Clayton Vickers, Spencer Rooke, Steven Robertson. Front row from left: Tyson Black, Mathieu Jung, Dustin Parker, Landon Underwood, Shayne Alexander, Kevin Rothbauer. (Gina Jung photo)
Kaleb Toth, middle, recently announced as part of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s class of 2022, participates in a ceremonial faceoff with Nanaimo Timbermen captain Nate Wade and Coquitlam Adanacs captain Vinny Ricci at a WLA playoff game at Frank Crane Arena on Monday, Aug. 8. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Lacrosse champion Vancouver Islander headed for national hall of fame

Kaleb Toth will be inducted into Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame this autumn

Kaleb Toth, middle, recently announced as part of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s class of 2022, participates in a ceremonial faceoff with Nanaimo Timbermen captain Nate Wade and Coquitlam Adanacs captain Vinny Ricci at a WLA playoff game at Frank Crane Arena on Monday, Aug. 8. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Addison Urqhuart and Nate Akhurst display the gold medals they won with the Vancouver Island-Central Coast team at the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan lacrosse players win Summer Games gold

Youngest players on Island team pulled their weight as team went undefeated

Addison Urqhuart and Nate Akhurst display the gold medals they won with the Vancouver Island-Central Coast team at the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan’s Ryley Gallaugher levels a Delta Islanders player at the bantam provincial championships in Vernon. (Jason Gallaugher photo)

Provincials provide learning opportunities for Cowichan lacrosse teams

Bantam and peewee teams battle with some of B.C.’s best

Cowichan’s Ryley Gallaugher levels a Delta Islanders player at the bantam provincial championships in Vernon. (Jason Gallaugher photo)
Cowichan Thunder goalie Jaydon Strom will be suiting up for Team Indigenous at the BC Summer Games, while Addison Urquhart and Nate Akhurst will play for the Vancouver Island-Central Coast team. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley lacrosse players eye possible BC Summer Games showdown

Thunder players will be part of Vancouver Island and Indigenous teams

Cowichan Thunder goalie Jaydon Strom will be suiting up for Team Indigenous at the BC Summer Games, while Addison Urquhart and Nate Akhurst will play for the Vancouver Island-Central Coast team. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
BC Games logo. (File photo)

Cowichan athletes open BC Summer Games Thursday

More than 40 Valley athletes competing in 13 sports in Prince George

BC Games logo. (File photo)
The Cowichan Rats finished as runners-up in the Vancouver Island Lacrosse League. (Paula Harris photo)

Cowichan Rats battle to second in VILL final

Rats fall just short of repeating as lacrosse champions

The Cowichan Rats finished as runners-up in the Vancouver Island Lacrosse League. (Paula Harris photo)
Cowichan Valley Vipers captain Alexis Quigley drives toward the net during her team’s last home game of the spring, against NDSS in June. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley schools unite for girls field lacrosse program

Vipers bring together players from three schools, multiple countries

Cowichan Valley Vipers captain Alexis Quigley drives toward the net during her team’s last home game of the spring, against NDSS in June. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Mathieu Jung slips around a Saanich Express player during the Rats’ 9-8 overtime win in game one of the Vancouver Island Lacrosse League championship series on Monday. (Paula Harris photo)

Cowichan Rats take first blood in Vancouver Island Lacrosse League championship

Overtime win gives Cowichan upper hand over Saanich Express

Mathieu Jung slips around a Saanich Express player during the Rats’ 9-8 overtime win in game one of the Vancouver Island Lacrosse League championship series on Monday. (Paula Harris photo)
Joel Perret charges into a Comox defender during the Cowichan Thunder’s Island final game at Kerry Park Arena last Sunday. (Paula Harris photo)

Bantam Cowichan Thunder punch ticket to provincials

Thunder clinch top-two spot on the Island with win over Campbell River

Joel Perret charges into a Comox defender during the Cowichan Thunder’s Island final game at Kerry Park Arena last Sunday. (Paula Harris photo)
Cowichan Rats lacrosse logo

Cowichan Rats prepare for playoff opener Saturday

Defending champs will play at home at 7:30 p.m.

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Peewee Cowichan Thunder player Nola Kulchyski scoops up a loose ball before feeding it to Michael Allaire for a first-period goal against the Peninsula Warriors last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Peewee Cowichan Thunder player Nola Kulchyski scoops up a loose ball before feeding it to Michael Allaire for a first-period goal against the Peninsula Warriors last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Shayne Alexander recorded a hat trick in the Rats’ 15-4 win over the Aces last Saturday. (Paula Harris photo)

Regular season wraps up for Cowichan Rats

Lacrosse team carries 13-2 record into the postseason

Shayne Alexander recorded a hat trick in the Rats’ 15-4 win over the Aces last Saturday. (Paula Harris photo)
Dylan Dewarle had two assists in the shorthanded Rats’ loss to the Saanich Express on Tuesday night. (Paula Harris photo)

Shorthanded Cowichan Rats battle to split

Rats get by Blazers but fall to Express

Dylan Dewarle had two assists in the shorthanded Rats’ loss to the Saanich Express on Tuesday night. (Paula Harris photo)
Pete Vanden Dungen flies through the crease to score against the Westshore Aces on Tuesday. (Paula Harris photo)

Cowichan Rats lock up semifinal berth with win over Aces

Rats stretch winning streak to seven games

Pete Vanden Dungen flies through the crease to score against the Westshore Aces on Tuesday. (Paula Harris photo)
Cowichan’s Conor Manahan hangs on despite some strong defence by the Blazers in the Rats’ 11-3 victory last Wednesday. (Paula Harris photo)

Cowichan Rats win 4 in 7 nights

Tyson Black scores 18 goals in 4-game span

Cowichan’s Conor Manahan hangs on despite some strong defence by the Blazers in the Rats’ 11-3 victory last Wednesday. (Paula Harris photo)
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